Hospitalist Medicine | Fellowship | Curriculum
Advanced Clinical Training
Over 2 years fellows will develop skills in neonatal and pediatric emergency and inpatient care, procedural sedation, and airway management. These skills will be utilized at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as well as two community hospitals (Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MBMC) and Progress West Hospital). All fellows become both PALS and NRP instructors. The fellows will also participate in the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Fellow’s Forum which will cover research, ethics, leadership, and career development.
Our faculty is heavily involved in medical education from the undergraduate to graduate level. There is ample opportunity to participate in medical student and resident education and to develop scholarship in education.
Fellows will be expected to learn the basics of Quality Improvement and conduct a QI project during their two years. They will also be expected to join a patient safety initiative.
Research is a strong mission at Washington University School of Medicine and through opportunities through the department of Pediatrics and the wider School of Medicine fellows will have ample opportunities to connect with mentors and participate in an independent project. Opportunities for an advanced degree are also available at Washington University for a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (http://crtc.wustl.edu/degrees/msci.html)
Fellows will have ample opportunity to participate in elective time. The sedation service at Children’s Hospital provides care for a variety of procedures. Our fellowship also offers a strong foundation in newborn medicine. Duties include newborn nursery attending at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in addition to covering IIB NICU at MBMC in addition to the hospitalist newborn service. Electives can also be tailored to the individual fellow.